Important for Windows-installations

During the installation of PHP on Windows XP using the Apache webserver, the following php-libraries need to be added:


It's also important that php_mbstring.dll is loaded before php_exif or you'll get an error in Apache. They're loaded in a different order in the php.ini that ships with PHP.

Additionally, this post should be examined if you're running PHP on a Windows platform.

Installing AKKAR

  1. Unpack the AKKAR archive:
    Linux: tar fzxv akkar-x.y.z.tar.gz
    Windows: use WinZip or something equivalent
  2. Create the directory where you want AKKAR to live.
  3. Copy everything from the akkar subdirectory to the directory you created
  4. Make sure the following directories are writeable by the webserver:
  5. For security reasons, the webserver should disallow read-access for clients to the following directories:

    All the files herein are loaded by PHP scripts, so the users never need direct access to the files for AKKAR to work. If you're running Apache, access to these directories will be handled automatically by supplied .htaccess-files.

  6. Open your browser and point it to install.php in the directory where you installed AKKAR (example Fill out the form and click "Continue".
  7. If AKKAR is unable to create the basic configuration-file you'll be notified and given a chance to download it. You will then have to place it in the conf/ directory in the main AKKAR directory.
  8. Delete install.php from the directory where you installed AKKAR.
  9. Open your browser and go to where you installed AKKAR. Log in using the username and password you supplied in the installation.
  10. Go to the Configuration-screen under the Admin section and complete the rest of the AKKAR configuration.

That's it - AKKAR should now be online :)

Upgrading from AKKAR 2.2.x

Upgrading from a previous 2.2 release is quite trivial. Simply do the following:

  1. Unpack the AKKAR archive
  2. Copy everything from the akkar subdirectory into the directory where your installation resides overwriting all existing files.
  3. Open your browser and go to where you have AKKAR installed. Click the "Upgrade" button.
  4. Delete upgrade.php and install.php from the AKKAR directory.

That's all :)

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